Please don’t look for too long at the weight gain. I can’t! I’ve put on 3kg since becoming pregnant and that just seems like loads, however, I did do a bit of googling about healthy weight gain in pregnancy and it’s put my mind at rest. For a woman with a normal BMI they are expected to put on between 25-35 pounds, well so far I’ve only put on 6.6 pounds which is apparently under average for my BMI.
On another note, the dreaded itchy rash has appeared once again only I’m pretty sure it’s arrived a lot sooner than it did with P2. It started above my belly button with a bit of a prickle, then the next day it was a prickly itch under my belly button and a bit below, I just knew what it was and I knew it was heading to a disastrous pregnancy again. I went straight up the doctors, showed pictures of what happened before and really made it clear with them that something needed to be done. They were amazing and so much more efficient than the doctor/hospital in Essex.
I was immediately prescribed a huge tub of Doublebase Gel to keep my skin moisturised and some hydrocortisone (only 1% steroid) to help with the itching and sent for a blood test. The good news is that despite this heat I have only used the steroid cream once and have been using the moisturiser twice daily. The blood test also came back normal.
I’ve officially outgrown literally all my clothes now. My bras. My shorts. My summer dresses. My leggings are tight around the waist. It’s getting me down a little, looking at all the wonderful summery stuff I had waiting to be worn that will have to wait another year. Especially as this years weather has been pretty blooming gorgeous!
I only have 14 weeks left!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH! I suppose I should start packing my hospital bag soon… What did/will you pack?